So you want to learn software skills on 3ds Max, Protools, Adobe after effects, Indesign, Unity game engine, etc… That’s great! But SAE has more to offer.
Aside from classroom lessons, books on shelves, SAE Dubai offers you library databases to support you with these software skills you need for the course you have chosen.
Library databases are online resources subscribed by SAE to provide a wider range of credible information sources in different formats. Through the Library Portal, links to these databases can be accessed. SAE has three database category: ejournal, ebook, and video database.
Lynda.com is the most popular database on campus, from lecturers to students. If you are not fond of reading, video library database, such as Lynda is the one for you.
Let’s hear from some students on their comment on Lynda:
I found Lynda to be very helpful as I have watched courses regarding on new software, techniques, and fundamentals. I’ve watched Lynda courses regarding on animation in general. I would recommend Lynda for people who wanted to be introduced to new programs.
Diane, Graphic Design
Lynda.com has definitely helped answered some technical queries I have regarding the softwares I use in my course.
The online courses are wide and comprehensive so most of the doubts/questions I have are answered by the time I’m done. It’s very detailed and the explanations are clear and understandable. I usually go for Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop courses. Would definitely recommend it to others.
I found Lynda.com very helpful, specially in my assignments. I used Lynda.com mostly to get different ideas on recording or mostly about just getting more knowledge on the softwares I use. I used for my audio course. I would very much recommend Lynda.com to every one who wants to learn deeply about the softwares or anything else in general. I would specially recommend this to all the students who can gain so more knowledge about their respective courses and also have many different ideas.
Lynda.com is not just helpful to students, SAE Staff attest to it as a valuable database.
Tasnim, Campus Academic Coordinator
“Lynda.com is an excellent supplemental educational tool that can support students in grasping and practicing what they learn in class and more. Its well-developed video courses come with practical exercises that the student can follow from start to finish at their own pace.”
Robert, Film Lecturer
“As a film lecturer, Lynda.com is a very helpful tool for me to use for my classes. For example, in classes where the student number is quite large, I usually ask the students to use Lynda.com as their go-to resource specifically in times when I can’t accommodate all of them in our limited lecture period. This was particularly helpful in classes that focus on a specific software, such as Adobe After Effects, where the various tutorials help the students explore more of what was discussed during their classroom session.”
Andrew, Audio Lecturer
“My students and working professionals have shared excellent reviews of Lynda. The vast range of tutorials with the scripts is highly beneficial. Not only do students find it helpful while studying their degrees but I have reports of praise for Lynda even after studies have finished. Of course the fact that SAE students get all access with their password, is big plus and one that ought to be taken advantage of while they are studying.”
Hiba, Graphic Design Coordinator
“Lynda.com is a huge instructional video library, it is a very rich library that helps me stay updated with the latest versions of the Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop software. All tutorials take you step by step to uncover the new tricks and shortcuts Adobe keeps updating in new releases. Additionally, the website makes for a great way to learn new software that complements visual communications, like Muse, After Effects, Flash. All our students are advised to use the website to advance their skill levels in software and to expand their knowledge in creative topics like Typography, color theory, storytelling… Lynda features industry experts breaking down creative theories as well. All in all, it is a good way to keep one’s designer skills sharp.”
So you see? everyone attest as to how cool Lynda is.
But how about non-software skills, such as writing essays, presentations, creating portfolio, communication, time management, interview techniques, etc… Do you know that you can also learn them on Lynda.com?
Here’s a list of some courses you might be interested to start with:
Understanding Intellectual Property
Time Management Tips
Writing under a deadline
Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence
Creating your personal brand
Creating better blog content
Lynda is popular for software tutorials, but less is known of the courses it provides on these essential skills. Being aware of these available resources, you can master more skills that will assist you along in your craft to successfully turn your passion into profession.
NEW TO LYNDA?
Access it through the Library Portal homepage
Then click LYNDA.COM (DUBAI)
It will prompt you to sign in to your SAE gmail account, once done, you’re all set to access Lynda. Enjoy!
For further assistance, contact your Campus Librarian at email@example.com